Inequality For All Reviews

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Dan Schindel
Nonfics
May 30, 2014
A levelheaded, easily understandable primer on the aspects and causes of the problem. However, it does not do much to distinguish itself from similar documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Baret News
January 19, 2014
Former Clinton Cabinet member Robert Reich makes his case for a kindler, gentler capitalism.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jay Stone
Canada.com
December 12, 2013
Documentaries about the economy being what they are, you might not expect much from Inequality For All, but as directed by Jacob Kornbluth, it is the Indianapolis 500 of wealth analyses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 5, 2013
America is a country without any "self-admitted proletarians," where even the poorest see themselves as "temporarily embarrassed" millionaires.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
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Simon Houpt
Globe and Mail
November 1, 2013
Reich is a natural teacher of complex concepts: The film doesn't feel like homework.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 31, 2013
Inequality for All is intelligent, persuasive and accessible, a gentle but urgent clarion call to action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 24, 2013
Topical documentaries mostly appeal to the converted and are ignored by those who disagree. And "Inequality" probably will be no exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 23, 2013
Lacks the alarmist self-importance of 'An Inconvenient Truth,' even if the subject it investigates seems as dangerous as climate change to the country's health, at least in the short run.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 7, 2013
This is a curious case of liking the messenger, loving the message and yet still feeling as if you're being too heavily sold, even if you want to buy into the product.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 4, 2013
The trouble with Inequality is that it's a book pretending to be a movie. Like far too many recent documentaries, there is nothing cinematic and almost nothing visual about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 4, 2013
[Robert Reich] headlines this documentary in which he explains his views about the United States' current economic woes. It's something he manages to do engagingly and with great clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 4, 2013
Overall, this film is enlightening, entertaining and seriously alarming.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
October 3, 2013
This documentary would be a rousing David and Goliath story even if its hero weren't the diminutive Robert B. Reich.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 3, 2013
President Clinton's secretary of labor lectures on income inequality with a refreshing lack of jargon.
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
September 30, 2013
The film makes no secret of its liberal political leanings and activist goals, which means it likely will only preach to the converted.
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
September 30, 2013
An advocacy doc constructed to make a clear political point first and function as a film a distant second.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Katie Walsh
The Playlist
September 27, 2013
That a documentary about economics could be so personally emotional and affecting is remarkable. And to learn from Reich in this film, as his students at Berkeley do, is a treat and a privilege.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
James Verniere
Boston Herald
September 27, 2013
It all ends with Reich's students giving him a standing ovation. I felt like jumping out of a window.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 27, 2013
Robert Reich, a secretary of labor under President Clinton, leads us through a sharp-eyed essay-meditation on the rising trend of income inequality.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
September 27, 2013
Reich manages to infuse this enlightening/infuriating documentary on extreme income disparity in the United States, and the corollary marginalization of the middle class, with an optimistic spirit. One that may or may not be justified.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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